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Reducing the impact of transportation on climate change: what we can do?

There is still a general lack of understanding and practical action on environmental issues in the face of the effects of global environmental change.
This document is a resolution of the United Nations Economic and Social Affairs Commission on the development and promotion of sustainable transport. Among the highlights are
Definition and objectives of sustainable transport, including requirements for reducing pollution, saving energy, improving safety, etc. Policies and measures, including those for international cooperation, technological innovation, and financial investment Ways and means to promote sustainable transportation, including specific measures in terms of publicity and education, public participation, technical training, etc.


When we talk about sustainable development goals, one of the key issues is climate change. This is a real and urgent issue that everyone should be concerned about and take action to reduce their carbon footprint. We all need to get to work, school, shopping, etc. every day, and all of these activities require the use of transportation. However, over-reliance on cars and other highly polluting means of transportation can increase greenhouse gas emissions and have more negative impacts on climate change.

  • Reducing the impact of transportation on climate change: what can we do?
  • What is the impact of transportation on climate change in our lives?
  • What are the low-pollution modes of transportation that can be used in addition to cars?
  • How can we encourage and promote the use of low-pollution modes of transportation, such as public transportation and bicycles?
  • What measures can we take to reduce our carbon footprint, starting with our own lifestyles?


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